(May 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in February 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


Rommbu! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rommbu
Reprints:

Rommbu! [, Part One] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-138

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rommbu; Pete Hunter; John Hunter
Synopsis:
An escaped geologist convicted of armed robbery leads an alien invader to an active volcano in order to sacrifice himself to destroy the alien and protect the planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two untitled parts (6 pp, 7 pp). Rommbu next appears in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005).

Rommbu!, Part Two (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-138

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rommbu; Pete Hunter; John Hunter
Reprints:

The Tree (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-435

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Wally Hadley
Synopsis:
When a family moves to a house in the country their son finds a gnarled little tree on their land that grants wishes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Thing with the Red Eyes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-139

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Vince Kane; Al Rocco
Synopsis:
A gangster buys a pincushion doll that looks like his rival, and his reactions to pins stuck in it convince him that it works. He throws the doll out the window of a tall building, but his rival has altered the doll to look like him instead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

The Terrible Trap! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-137

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bart Magor; Zomok
Synopsis:
A hunter with contempt for the animals he captures is captured by giant aliens and placed in a maze from which he can see a rocketship he could use to pilot his way home if only he could figure out how to escape the maze.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Rommbu!
  2. 1. Rommbu! [, Part One]
  3. 2. Rommbu!, Part Two
  4. 3. The Tree
  5. 4. The Thing with the Red Eyes
  6. 5. The Terrible Trap!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose